Scouts and coaches are not stupid. You think they don't look at the players age ? You think they don't learn how tall the parents are ?
Zero to do with? Really? Quite relevant given all the whining from parents who say " it's not fair because little Jonny can't compete against bigger more physical holdbacks" Never a mention of little Jonny being less skilled compared to "15 yr old 8th graders". The football kid is good but he is even better compared to his peers because he was held back. Fact. Happening in every sport "unfortunately". Is what it is. On YouTube there are dozens of "youth basketball" video clips of 15 yr old 8th grade boys who are a foot taller then their opponents and teammates jamming the ball from the foul line. On their way to Ketucky or Duke.